[Distutils] pypi simple page for setuptools returning 11034 links

Donald Stufft donald at stufft.io
Mon Oct 6 12:59:02 CEST 2014

> On Oct 6, 2014, at 6:39 AM, Joost Molenaar <j.j.molenaar at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> When I run `pip list --outdated` on my raspberry pi, pip seems to hang on setuptools.
> Investigating a bit, I found that currently, there are 11034 links being returned [1],
> weighing 1379 KiB. Many of these are links to issue pages on github and bitbucket,
> also, many of these links are duplicated 20-25 times.
> Is this normal/expected? Is it a bug, if so, should I file it somewhere?
> Regards,
> Joost Molenaar
> [1] https://pypi.python.org/simple/setuptools/ <https://pypi.python.org/simple/setuptools/>
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It’s normal in that it’s what PyPI has always done and changing it requires going through a process.

It just so happens that I’ve started that process (see PEP 470!) and hopefully this will change in the near future :)

Donald Stufft
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